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Jon Hamm, Danny McBride and others circle The Incredible Mr. Limpet

07.09.2014

Richard Linklater's upcoming remake of THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET is beginning to take shape with a variety of talent showing interest in the passion project. Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman and Key & Peele are all up for roles in the remake of the 1964 Don Knotts comedy classic. The impressive cast would join Zach Galifianakis who has been attached as Mr. Limpet for years already.

THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET follows the timid Henry Limpet, who experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. The original version had Limpet use his new abilities to help the US Navy locate and sink Nazi U-Boats, obviously. The new version sets the action in present day and has Galifianakis' Limpet attempting to save the fish population of a small beach town; lessons will no doubt be learned along the way.

Hamm is up for the role of an unscrupulous businessman, which isn't too much of a stretch for the suit wearing veteran. McBride and Silverman would play live-action characters while Gad, Hart and Key and Peele will likely voice animated sea creatures. The great news is that Linklater is directing from his own adapted screenplay and is expected to use rotoscope animation similar to his previous WAKING LIFE and A SCANNER DARKLY. I didn’t see the original but have come to the realization that anything with Don Knotts is always awesome. It sounds like a very solid cast could make this one swim on its own.

Do you cherish the original or are you excited for this remake?

Source: The Wrap

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10:14PM on 07/09/2014

jim carrey version......yep.......

I remember seeing the poster for the jim carrey version at the moviehouse.
I remember seeing the poster for the jim carrey version at the moviehouse.
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2:03PM on 07/09/2014
There's only one Mr. Limpet and it's Don Knotts. In the 90s they tried to remake Limpet with Jim Carrey and it fizzled before they began filming. Hope it happens again this time too.
There's only one Mr. Limpet and it's Don Knotts. In the 90s they tried to remake Limpet with Jim Carrey and it fizzled before they began filming. Hope it happens again this time too.
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12:16PM on 07/09/2014
This sounds like a horrible movie. Never saw the original (or heard of it), but even by that time's standards it sounds like a bad movie.
Can't believe all of that talent would attach itself to this movie. And really, the rotoscope animation? Again? I didn't think it was great with Waking Life nor A Scanner Darkly, and this movie does not seem like it's a fit for that type of animation. If anything go the live action route with cgi.
This sounds like a horrible movie. Never saw the original (or heard of it), but even by that time's standards it sounds like a bad movie.
Can't believe all of that talent would attach itself to this movie. And really, the rotoscope animation? Again? I didn't think it was great with Waking Life nor A Scanner Darkly, and this movie does not seem like it's a fit for that type of animation. If anything go the live action route with cgi.
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10:37AM on 07/09/2014
Damn refresh button! Wretched swine!
Damn refresh button! Wretched swine!
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10:36AM on 07/09/2014

...But why?

How do you go from Boyhood to this?
How do you go from Boyhood to this?
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10:29AM on 07/09/2014
So, a Jason Momoa Aquaman cameo is pretty much inevitable, yes?
So, a Jason Momoa Aquaman cameo is pretty much inevitable, yes?
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